Tuesday, September 16, 2014

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

This post is going to get REAL very quickly.

I have been amazed by the LACK of respect that college students have for their professors. I am not sure if this happens just at SMU, but a lot of my peers are the most disrespectful people I have ever encountered.

Maybe it is a generational thing.. I have noticed that people in my class throughout elementary school, middle school, high school and into college that my classmates have this attitude and sass, if you will. 

Romans 13:1-5 says "Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God. So anyone who rebels against authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and they will be punished. For the authorities do not strike fear in people who are doing right, but in those who are doing wrong. Would you like to live without fear of the authorities? Do what is right, and they will honor you. The authorities are God’s servants, sent for your good. But if you are doing wrong, of course you should be afraid, for they have the power to punish you. They are God’s servants, sent for the very purpose of punishing those who do what is wrong. So you must submit to them, not only to avoid punishment, but also to keep a clear conscience."

My question is why do college students feel the need to be disrespectful to their professors? Many of them are sacrificing a larger paycheck to spend their lives dedicated to helping us become better, smarter additions to society. 

I challenge you to think about your level of respect for others and the example you are setting for others. Show people respect. You never know what people are going through. Your kindness could change their life in a drastic way.

1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 says "And now, friends, we ask you to honor those leaders who work so hard for you, who have been given the responsibility of urging and guiding you along in your obedience. Overwhelm them with appreciation and love!"


1 comment:

  1. Great post. Great subject matter.

    One of my favorite things in this post is the fact that you managed to use Bible verses in an objective way. While some might not agree with the religious aspect I think they could still respect the content from a philosophical point of view.

    Another thing I enjoyed is that college students will be reading this. If they are one of the rude, sassy students maybe this post will evoke them to action to stop their foolish ways.

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